Charles Kettering Quotes

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Charles Kettering

"The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility." Charles Kettering
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Charles Kettering

"An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously." Charles Kettering
Mechanical engineering: Volume 66 (1944) Kettering spoke often on inventors, as he himself was, and he spoke of the above quote as the "definition" of an inventor. Add Category or Author

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Charles Kettering

"A man must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere" Charles Kettering
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"You can't have a better tomorrow if you're always thinking about yesterday all the time" Charles Kettering
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"The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress." Charles Kettering
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Charles Kettering

"An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots." Charles Kettering
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"If we taught music the way we try to teach engineering, in an unbroken four year course, we could end up with all theory and no music. When we study music, we start to practice from the beginning, and we practice for the entire time, because there is" Charles Kettering
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"The biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work." Charles Kettering
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Charles Kettering

"Inventing is a combination of brains and materials. The more brains you use, the less material you need." Charles Kettering
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"Problems are the price of progress. Don't bring me anything but trouble. Good news weakens me." Charles Kettering
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"If a fellow wants to be a nobody in the business world, let him neglect sending the mail man to somebody on his behalf." Charles Kettering
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"High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation." Charles Kettering
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"My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there" Charles Kettering
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Charles Kettering

"Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future" Charles Kettering
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"It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions." Charles Kettering
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"If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it." Charles Kettering
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Charles Kettering

"The only difference between intelligence and education is this: intelligence will make you a good living" Charles Kettering
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"You can be sincere and still be stupid." Charles Kettering
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"The only difference between a problem and a solution is that people understand the solution." Charles Kettering
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Charles Kettering

"You will never stub your toe standing still. The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere." Charles Kettering
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"If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong" Charles Kettering
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